Job Seekers

jobactive Employment Services

The team at Direct Recruitment is committed to working in a friendly and flexible way to assist you find employment. Our aim is to give you a competitive edge in accessing job opportunities and securing work.

Depending on your individual needs in relation to the job market, and the length of time you have been looking for employment, we will work with you to develop strategies to get you back into the workforce.


Our services to job seekers include:

  • A personal employment consultant to assist you find work
  • On-site job search assistance including computers and free Wi-Fi
  • Assistance with preparing resumes
  • Access to a wide range of job vacancies
  • Assistance to start work and support to stay in work

If you are looking to choose a jobactive employment services provider, contact your nearest office or call in and speak to us.

Supporting You to Stay at Work

Some people quickly settle into a new job and work environment. Others may find they need support to adjust. Once you begin work your personal employment consultant stays in regular contact to provide advice and support to maintain your employment.

Service Delivery Plan for Job Seekers

Our Service Delivery Plan for Job Seekers explains the particular services you can expect from your team at Direct Recruitment. Service Delivery Plans are displayed at all our offices and are available to job seekers.

Indigenous Job Seekers

At Direct Recruitment we offer specific strategies to assist Indigenous job seekers. These include access to our Indigenous Employment Officer who offers and provides each individual with support, access to designated Indigenous vacancies, employer advocacy and referral to Indigenous organisations for further community support.

Specific Assistance

Direct Recruitment partnerships include organisations assisting:

  • Ethnic communities and refugees
  • People who are homeless
  • Indigenous job seekers
  • Mature age job seekers
  • Principal Carer Parents
  • People with disability
  • Young people

These can provide you with further support and assistance.

Choose Direct Recruitment as your Australian Government jobactive employment services Provider.

Disability Employment Services

Living with an illness, injury or disability?

Direct Recruitment can assist you to find suitable and sustainable employment to help you build a better life / brighter future. We understand no two people are ever the same and are committed to delivering tailored and individualised employment solutions to meet your needs.

We focus on what you can do and build supports around you so you are ready to tackle your new job. We build relationships with a variety of employers across many industries. We advocate to employers so they understand you, your strengths and capabilities and why you would benefit their business. We also negotiate with employers to create suitable employment or just ask to give you an opportunity of work.


We also provide access to non-vocational support services. Whether it be counselling or work placement adjustments to cater for physical restrictions, we will work along side you to find a solution to help you gain and maintain employment.

In preparation for work, Direct Recruitment can help you with training and job preparation activities including:

  • Job interview training and preparation
  • Access to industry-specific training and experience
  • Soft skills training ie workplace communication, planning and organisation skills, personal presentation, etc

Our support doesn’t end once you find a job.  We understand there are factors in and outside the workplace that affect your work life balance. Through regular contact and engagement we are here to support you through those challenges as you adjust and adapt to your new position and work environment

At risk of losing your job as a result of the injury, illness or disability? Through our Work Assist program we can work in consultation with you and your current employer to maintain your employment.

The Disability Employment Service can be accessed from our offices located in Melbourne’s CBD, Richmond, Camberwell, Cheltenham, Oakleigh, Glen Waverley, Springvale, Dandenong, Narre Warren, Pakenham and Cranbourne.


Have you been receiving Parenting Payment for at least 6 months, not worked during that six months and have a child aged under six years?

ParentsNext may be the program for you. Your eligibility for the program is assessed by the Department of Human Services.


Being involved in ParentsNext gives you the confidence and skills that are suited for you and your family when the time is right. We offer a range of assistance to help you achieve your employment goals including:

  • Understanding that everyone faces different challenges and offering support to address them
  • Increasing your confidence through developing skills to gain paid work
  • Linking you to local activities and services
  • Career coaching
  • Assistance to connect with child care providers

Direct Recruitment conducts the ParentsNext program from our offices located in Melbourne’s CBD, Richmond, Camberwell and Cheltenham.

Need a Resume?

Don’t have a resume? Don’t know where to start? This link to a resume template will help get you started.

As a participant in the Australian Government’s jobactive eservice you will receive assistance from Direct Recruitment to create a resume which reflects your individual skills and experience.

Need help with a resume? Try our basic template below

Job Seeker Resources

You may find the following information of assistance:

Customer Feedback

At Direct Recruitment we are committed to providing a friendly, helpful and professional service. We welcome your feedback and ensure that all customer concerns are responded to promptly and dealt with in a fair and confidential manner.

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